Meet Angela Firestine, MD
from Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

Born and raised in Kentucky, Dr. Firestine attended medical school at the University of Louisville. She moved to Norfolk, Virginia for her residency at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, and then relocated to Central Ohio for her neonatology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. With family still living in Kentucky, she now says that she “left the ocean to be closer to home.”

As for her decision to join Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, Dr. Firestine says she wanted to be in a family-oriented medical practice that is focused on patient care. “I want to help parents feel more comfortable about taking their baby home,” she says. “The more they can be involved from the get-go, the easier the transition will be.”

Although Dr. Firestine admits that pediatrics has always been part of her career plan, she chose to pursue neonatology while doing neonatology rotations during her residency. It was her husband, Marc, who pointed out how happy she was during those rotations.

Dr. Firestine and her husband recently purchased a house in Upper Arlington, and they are busy learning about home improvement. After living in Lexington and Louisville, she’s accustomed to big college towns and has enjoyed getting acquainted with Columbus. When time allows, she enjoys baking and playing with her dog, Cooper.

PRIVILEGES
  • Mount Carmel West Hospital (Level III NICU)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Level III NICU)
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Level III NICU)
  • Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth)

TRAINING

Neonatology Fellowship
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

Pediatrics Residency
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia, 2014

Public Health Certificate
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia, 2014

EDUCATION

Medical School
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, 2011

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in General Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • State Medical Board of Ohio

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